GradGrants Center announces the 2019 SSRC IDRF Proposal Development Bootcamp!
Thinking about applying for the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)? Beginning September 9, 2019, the IU GradGrants Center (GGC) will facilitate a free eight-week course to help you develop a successful proposal for the SSRC IDRF Program, which annually funds 70 grants for doctoral research on world topics of interest to the advancement of humanistic knowledge.
The Bootcamp, run as an online course through Canvas, is organized into a series of lessons and assignments that break up the proposal into manageable weekly work.
Course topics and assignments include:
*Learning about the SSRC IDRF program and its funding priorities
*Becoming familiar with the online application process
*Reading and analyzing successful applications
*Learning to communicate scholarly ideas directly and free of jargon
*Maintaining communication with committee chairs throughout the grant-writing process
When: September 9 to October 31, 2019
Where: IU Canvas site
Who: Any IU graduate student at any stage of writing an SSRC IDRF proposal Please email the IU GradGrants Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and/or to notify us of your intent to participate. We will accept students into the course on a rolling basis, so don’t worry if you sign-up late! The SSRC IDRF Bootcamp, like all GradGrants services, is free-of-charge.
Humanities Half Day
Hazelbaker Hall E159, Herman B Wells Library 1320 E 10th St
DATE:September 18th 2019, 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Join librarians, departmental faculty, and GradGrants staff for a half-day workshop aimed at graduate students in the humanities!
1:00-2:00 pm: Primary and secondary sources in the humanities. Presented by librarians.
2:00-3:00 pm: Getting money for humanities research. With GradGrants staff and librarians.
3:00-4:30 pm: Faculty panel. Faculty from humanities departments across campus discuss research strategies, publishing, professional self-presentation, and more.
This workshop is aimed at any graduate student wishing to improve their research skills and professional awareness. We look forward to seeing you there!
REEI Domestic Conference Travel Grants
Deadline to Apply: September 30, 2019
Applications for funding of faculty travel to conferences in North America (including Canada, Mexico, etc.) will be evaluated and awards made twice a year. Grants will not exceed $400, and faculty are encouraged to combine REEI funds with other IU sources. Only regular Russian & East European Institute affiliated faculty are eligible for support. Please contact REEI for information on becoming a faculty affiliate.
The fall application deadline is mid-September for travel that will be completed by January of the following year. If you intend to participate in a late fall conference for which you have not received official acceptance, please apply by September 30 and forward acceptance when it is received. The spring application deadline is February 1 for travel that will be completed by August 14 of that year.
Applications will be ranked on the following basis:
1) paper presenters;
2) officers of national professional organizations whose attendance is required for committee or board meetings;
3) round table participants and panel commentators;
4) panel chairs; and
There are no application forms. Applications should be submitted in the form of a memo either on paper or by e-mail to email@example.com and should include:
1) faculty name (and any change in contact information from last year);
2) name of conference;
3) confirmation of participation on program (if it is not printed in a national newsletter that REEI receives); and
4) short abstract or title of paper or 1 paragraph statement of importance of faculty member's attendance.
After the applications are ranked according to the above priorities, a final funding decision will be made as soon as possible after the application deadlines. Consideration will be given to the significance of the conference, the number of times REEI has supported the faculty member's travel in recent years, and the overall budget situation.
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Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies Research Group Leader
Program Title: "Gender (and Intersectionality)"
Deadline to Apply: September 30, 2019
The successful candidate will be employed at the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (BCDSS).
In September 2018, the BCDSS was awarded the status of "Cluster of Excellence" by the German Research Council. We are therefore recruiting early-career researchers who are interested in contributing to an outstanding interdisciplinary and international research centre. In the unique position of a Research Group Leader, you will be a key member of the BCDSS in a position to shape the BCDSS' future research strategy and research activities. The position is for five years, during which time the successful candidate will be given a unique opportunity to conduct his or her independent research and lead a Research Group. The Research Group will be one of ten Research Groups at the BCDSS. The Research Groups consist of one leader and two PhD candidates. They are aimed at stimulating research with a global, epoch-spanning and multi-disciplinary approach, and therefore the topic of the Research Group should be designed to provide broad conceptual entry point for the study of slavery or other forms of strong asymmetrical dependencies. The Research Group will be part of Research Area E "Gender (and Intersectionality)", one of five Research Areas at the BCDSS. Research Area E focuses on how asymmetrical dependencies emerge at the intersections of gender, status, class, ethnicity, religion, and age. The Research Group should not copy the topic of the Research Area E, but it must employ a gender and/or intersectionality perspective, starting from the aforementioned approaches. We welcome research on all periods before the 20th century, and we encourage research on non-European societies.
Your tasks: Designing the research profile for the Research Group for the study of strong asymmetrical dependencies with a historical, epoch-spanning approach; Recruiting two PhD candidates for the Research Group; Scientific coordination and development of the Research Group; Conducting an independent research project that will be concluded by a monograph; Developing innovative theoretical and methodological concepts; Organizing and participating in international seminars, workshops and conferences; Creation of Networks within the international scientific community; Teaching at least two seminars to BA or MA students during the period of employment. Your profile: A postdoctoral researcher with least 2 years of postdoctoral experience in one of the BCDSS' or any related disciplines: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, History, Law, Regional Studies, Sociology, and Theology; An independent scholar who wants to shape research on coercion and dependency; Interest in making comparisons across time and space and in exploring methodological and epistemological problems; An interest in interdisciplinary and collaborative research; The administrative and personal aptitude to lead a small team of researchers.
Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies Research Group Leader
Program Title: "Grammars of Dependency"
Deadline to Apply: September 30, 2019
The successful candidate will be employed at the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (BCDSS). In September 2018, the BCDSS was awarded the status of "Cluster of Excellence" by the German Research Council. We are therefore recruiting early-career researchers who are interested in contributing to an outstanding interdisciplinary and international research centre. In the unique position of a Research Group Leader, you will be a key member of the BCDSS in a position to shape the BCDSS' future research strategy and research activities. We are looking for applicants whose research focuses on forms of durable, asymmetrical individual, social and spatial dependency in societies (before the 20th century). By this we mean dependencies which are primarily connected to labour (slavery, serfdom, debt bondage, etc.) or linked to wider social dynamics (e.g. tribute, punishment, religion, etc).
Preference will be given to applicants interested in the history of concepts. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leading role in the development of the Cluster of Excellence and its study programs. Research Area A (Grammars of Dependency) aims at establishing a new language of analysis. It questions our own analytical vocabulary. The goal of Research Area A is the exploration of historical semantics, narrative patterns, and discursive structures depicting asymmetrical dependencies. The research group leader is therefore expected to contribute principally to the reflection of this research area. The topic of the Research Group should be designed to provide broad conceptual entry points for the study of forms of strong asymmetrical dependencies. They are aimed at stimulating research with a global, epoch-spanning and multi-disciplinary approach. Therefore, the individual research projects of the members of each Research Group may deal with various contexts, while seeking to address the key issues of the Research Group. Your tasks: Designing the research profile for the Research Group for the study of strong asymmetrical dependencies in pre-modern societies; Recruiting two PhD candidates for the Research Group; Scientific coordination and development of the Research Group; Conducting an independent research project that will be concluded by a monograph; Developing innovative theoretical and methodological concepts; Organizing and participating in international seminars, workshops and conferences; Creation of Networks within the international scientific community; Teaching at least two seminars to BA or MA students during the period of employment.
Lecturer of Russian position, Smith College
Deadline to apply: October 10, 2019
The Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Smith College invites applications for a 3-year, benefits-eligible position at the rank of Lecturer of Russian to begin July 1, 2020. The position may be renewed dependent on enrollments and funding. Teaching responsibilities include courses in all levels of Russian language. Applicants should have a strong foundation in Russian language and culture pedagogy; candidates with experience in program building and organizing extra- and co-curricular activities are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates who hold a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures or a related field (ABD acceptable), and applicants with MA in Slavic Languages and Literatures or a related field with college teaching experience will be considered.
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Smith is an interdisciplinary program with a growing number of majors. We are looking for a dynamic, dedicated colleague who will take a leading role in our language curriculum, actively contribute to REEES program building, and participate in study abroad initiatives. The successful candidate will also join a vibrant community of Russian and Eurasian Studies in the Five College area.
Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. The faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here: https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/provost/faculty-development. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies may be found at http://www.smith.edu/reees.
Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/68329 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 10.
Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Themester Course Proposal
Deadline to apply: October 14, 2019
Themester 2020 is Democracy
“Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.”
George Bernard Shaw
Since ancient Greece, the problem of how to “make democracy work” has challenged theorists and practitioners. Coinciding with Fall 2020’s U.S. presidential election, Themester’s Democracy focus engages a global interdisciplinary debate at a critical moment. At no time since the 1930s has democracy been as challenged. Global optimism over democratic transitions has given way to contestation over minority rights, democratic back-sliding, and the rise of populism. These trajectories raise concerns about the potential for an intractable democratic crisis that will affect both younger democracies and established systems.
Themester 2020 will look at factors leading to democratic continuity and change. The College will explore such issues as democracy’s “rules of the game,” media bubbles, fake news, and schisms between science and faith that limit debate and harden political opinions. We will examine the compatibility of capitalism and democracy and how social divisions—some concrete, others manufactured—can be resolved through democratic processes. Recognizing that democratic culture is informed by public discourse, we will explore how artists of all types interpret the concept of democracy and provide the symbols that shape conversations.
Democracy implies a system of rule of law and the protection of individual rights. But democracy pertains to more than politics and government. The theme invokes an approach to organizational decision-making, a way of communicating with one another, and a social good. In politics, in corporate boardrooms, in society, in art, and in science, democratic principles are defined through contestation, conversation, and practice. This multi-faceted exploration of democracy—how it works, its vulnerabilities, and its future relevance—will place the College at the forefront of critical conversations that are on-going on campus and throughout the nation.
Questions may be addressed to Themester coordinator Tracy Bee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812 856-7183.
Middle-Period Mongolian Archaeology Conference
The Middle-Period Mongolian Archaeology Conference will be held from October 26-27, 2019 at the University of Pennsylvania. This conference presents the most current information about the most important excavations of 7th-14th-Century Mongolia. Four archaeologists with a combined experience of more than 100 years at more than 100 sites present their most important excavations and visions for the future of archaeology in Mongolia. Together with seven other talks, this will be the first time most of this research is presented in North America. Please visit the conference website (http://web.sas.upenn.edu/mpmac/) and view the attached program for more information.
The conference is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required. Please visit http://web.sas.upenn.edu/mpmac/ to register.
For further information contact Dr. Nancy Steinhardt (email@example.com)
Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship (FFTF)
Deadline to Apply: October 25th, 2019
The Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship (FFTF) is a unique opportunity for advanced IU Bloomington doctoral and M.F.A. students to enhance their career preparation by teaching and experiencing faculty life in a different academic setting. Fellows teach for one academic year, two courses per semester, at one of Indiana University campuses or Butler University.
Fellows receive a $10,000 stipend and health insurance for the academic year from the University Graduate School, plus additional teaching salary from the host campus. This fellowship does not include a fee remission. Participants are expected to be eligible to register for G901 or a dissertation research credit.
Eligibility: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of classroom teaching as an Associate Instructor, completion of pedagogy course of at least one semester long or GRAD-G700 during summer prior to fellowship year, and a Nomination to Candidacy (NTC) form approved by the University Graduate School prior to application deadline. International students must also have completed a Curricular Practical Training form.
2020 Critical Language Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: November 19th, 2019
We are pleased to announce that the application for the 2020 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is now open! We welcome your students to apply now to learn a critical foreign language next summer on a fully-funded study abroad program.
The application is now live and available online at: https://www.clscholarship.org/apply
Applications are due Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by 8:00pm EST.
The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Most languages offered by the CLS Program (9 of 15) do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages.
Subscribers to SEELANGS may be particularly interested to know that Russian is now open to students with one year of prior study and Azerbaijani, Persian, and Turkish are open to students at the absolute beginner level.
CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century's globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.
The CLS Program offers instruction in the following languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. Resources for advisors are available on our web site at: https://clscholarship.org/advisors
We will host a series of webinars next week to provide more information for students and advisors. Please see the links below to register for the webinar(s) of your choice. All webinars will also be recorded for those who are unable to attend.
Information for Students:
Thursday, September 19, 3:00pm EST
Information for Faculty, Staff, and Advisors:
Friday, September 20, 3:00pm EST
The CLS Program for Community College Students:
Thursday, September 26, 3:00pm EST
Diversity & Inclusion on the CLS Program:
Friday, September 27, 3:00pm EST
Call for Translators, Copy Editors, Indexers - The Ukrainian Institute at Harvard University
The Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University is building a database of experienced translators, copy editors, and indexers to assist with publications projects on an as-needed basis.
Apply online at https://huri.harvard.edu/news/news-from-huri/370 to join our list of potential freelancers. Applicants must submit their resume, a list of relevant experience, and one or two samples of their work at the time of application.
• Ukrainian to English translators, preferably native English speakers • Copy editors with intimate knowledge of Ukrainian studies • Indexers who have prior experience preparing indices
Questions may be directed to Oleh Kotsyuba, Manager of Publications, at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
-About HURI's publishing program-
Established to fill a void in academic publishing, HURI’s publishing program produces award-winning resources of the highest caliber.
In addition to the journal Harvard Ukrainian Studies, the Institute publishes English translations of early Ukrainian literary monuments and a variety of monographs, including works of research and analysis, and comparative studies.
HURI’s monograph publications are available for purchase through Harvard University Press and Amazon, and Harvard Ukrainian Studies is available directly from the Institute. Contact us to receive a free catalog, or http://huri.harvard.edu/pubs.
Literature on war in Afghanistan?
We at the University of Pittsburgh are planning an international PEN event that will involve bringing together contemporary creative writers who have written (in English or translated into English) on war in Afghanistan. Although the dominant focus is on the US and Soviet wars, we are potentially interested in the broader late 20th century, including the Saur revolution (the so-called “Communist insurrection”) (1978); the Soviet–Afghan War (1979–1989); the civil war (1989–92; 1992-96; and 1996-2001), and the US invasion (2001–present).
If you happen to know works (authors, titles) that could contribute to this project, I would be grateful if you could send information to me at email@example.com.
Cyber Peace Working Group, Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance
The IU Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance is launching a Cyber Peace Working Group to help advance the field of cyber peace studies. If you have an interest in peacebuilding, both online and offline, and would like to get involved in this multidisciplinary effort, please do so by signing up here: ostromworkshop.indiana.edu/research/internet-cybersecurity